Congressional investigators say more than a hundred laptops and a dozen boats the Homeland Security Department bought for disaster response are missing.
DHS spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on iPods, dog booties, and beer-making equipment. (Guess the bureaucrats had to make their own after "beer-looter-guy" (right) cleaned out the local supply).
Some of the items the Goverment Accountability Office found government workers spending money on:
- $2,395 renting rooms at a golf and tennis resort in Georgia to train lawyers -- instead of using the federal training center nearby
- $1,000 for the beer brewing kit for a US Coast Guard Academy social (making the price of the beer $12 per sixpack)
- $2,500 for 37 designer rain jackets. These were for use in a firing range -- even though the range closes whenever it rains